Tour Philippe Le Bel is a mediaval tower that was built during the 14th century in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon. Inside it, discover a part of the local history and enjoy a full panoramic view of the Popes Palace, le Rocher des doms and Avignon. It's open everyday, it's cheap and the amazing worth the price.
If you want a splendid view on Avignon and its surroundings (up to Mont Ventoux), this is a must. If you want an Avignon Passion pass, this is the place to get it, as it this visit is cheap and only the first visit on your pass has no reductions. :-)
Even though the upper floors are closed to the public it is worth the effort to go and admire the panorama of the pont Benezet , the Palais des Papes and the rhone. We were there on a day with mistral wind and it was tough not being knocked over. Interesting exhibits in the rooms leading to the viewing platform
I agree with other reviewers that this is well worth the effort to get there and to climb the stairs. You cannot really appreciate the Pont D'Avignon until you have been here. We caught the free ferry (five minutes walk east from Pont D'Avignon) over to the island, walked along west to the road bridge and then east up to... 更多
It takes about 30 minutes to walk to the Tower from the centre of town but is most definitely well worth it. There is a spiral staircase up the tower and when you get to the top you are rewarded with spectacular views of the Rhone and the Palais des Papes. It is a little out of the way but... 更多
A gorgeous view from the top,but a dizzying climb to get there. Looking back across where the bridge once was you realize just how long it was. It is well worth taking the time to study the information boards.
The views from the top of the 120 step tower towards Avignon and the Fort St Andre are second to none but what makes it more special is the kindness and humour of Monique who loves to speak English and help with any concern, question or request. A truly hidden gem in Villeneuve!